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Lowell Sun
Mass. Senate rolling out bill to regulate ride-hailing industryto reach the floor of the Senate for debate sometime next week. The final versi
Mass. Senate rolling out bill to regulate ride-hailing industry
Lowell Sun / Posted 5 days ago
to reach the floor of the Senate for debate sometime next week. The final version was put together by Ways and Means Chair Karen Spilka and Sens. Jamie Eldridge, Eric Lesser, William Brownsberger and Linda Dorcena Forry. Like the House bill, the... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Sides willing to go to wargoals of the wage theft bill. Twelve business organizations on June 17 sent a l
Sides willing to go to war
Lowell Sun / Posted 5 days ago
goals of the wage theft bill. Twelve business organizations on June 17 sent a letter to Ways and Means Chair Sen. Karen Spilka outlining concerns with the bill, which they describe as a "flawed proposal that would up-end the existing and... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Beacon Hill hopes to shield local aid, school aid from cutsto cut Medicaid eligibility in an effort to rein in spending there. Senate Ways
Beacon Hill hopes to shield local aid, school aid from cuts
Lowell Sun / Posted 7 days ago
to cut Medicaid eligibility in an effort to rein in spending there. Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairwoman Karen Spilka blamed the drop in expected tax dollars in part on a dip in capital gains revenue. The administration has... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Baker, legislators appear to be teaming up on budget shortfallBaker and other legislative leaders, House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempse
Baker, legislators appear to be teaming up on budget shortfall
Lowell Sun / Posted 7 days ago
Baker and other legislative leaders, House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey said he and his Senate counterpart, Sen. Karen Spilka, are still trying to firm up an understanding of the scope of the problem, which was disclosed nearly a week... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Baker defers to conferees, but has budget recommendationsmake the most sense and then we'll deal with whatever they send us." Earlier th
Baker defers to conferees, but has budget recommendations
Lowell Sun / Posted 11 days ago
make the most sense and then we'll deal with whatever they send us." Earlier this week, Senate Ways and Means Chair Karen Spilka -- who is leading the budget conference committee with House Ways and Means Chair Brian Dempsey -- said she... Read more
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Lowell Sun
State budget gap widenslocal aid and assistance to the "most vulnerable" would be prioritized in decis
State budget gap widens
Lowell Sun / Posted 13 days ago
local aid and assistance to the "most vulnerable" would be prioritized in decision-making. Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka, in a statement, also said the Senate's priority will be to "protect the vulnerable and maintain critical serves... Read more
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Boston Globe
Gov. Baker: State facing new budget gap of up to $750Mthe budget that we sign is balanced based on that new reality,” Baker added. S
Gov. Baker: State facing new budget gap of up to $750M
Boston Globe / Posted 13 days ago
the budget that we sign is balanced based on that new reality,” Baker added. Senate Ways and Means Committee chairwoman Karen Spilka said she expects Baker will file a corrective budget reflecting the change in anticipated revenues for the new... Read more
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Lowell Sun
State revenue estimate downgrade jolts legislatorsthe need to be careful as they craft a budget for next year. The conference com
State revenue estimate downgrade jolts legislators
Lowell Sun / Posted 14 days ago
the need to be careful as they craft a budget for next year. The conference committee - led by Rep. Brian Dempsey and Sen. Karen Spilka - met for the first time last Friday to begin negotiations over a final spending plan for next year. Both... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Panel votes to keep state budget talks privateand three from the Senate -- gathered Friday for its first meeting in the offic
Panel votes to keep state budget talks private
Lowell Sun / Posted 18 days ago
and three from the Senate -- gathered Friday for its first meeting in the office of Senate Ways and Means chairwoman Karen Spilka. Its job is to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions of the spending plan for the fiscal... Read more
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Boston Globe
Panel votes to keep state budget talks privatemembers and three from the Senate — gathered Friday for its first meeting in th
Panel votes to keep state budget talks private
Boston Globe / Posted 18 days ago
members and three from the Senate — gathered Friday for its first meeting in the office of Senate Ways and Means chairwoman Karen Spilka. After brief opening statements from Spilka and House Ways and Means chairman Brian Dempsey, the committee... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Panel votes to keep state budget talks privatemembers and three from the Senate - gathered Friday for its first meeting in th
Panel votes to keep state budget talks private
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 18 days ago
members and three from the Senate - gathered Friday for its first meeting in the office of Senate Ways and Means chairwoman Karen Spilka. After brief opening statements from Spilka and House Ways and Means chairman Brian Dempsey, the committee... Read more
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Leominster Champion
Over objections, Senate presses ahead with development billpractical to be able to create the affordable housing that we know that we need
Over objections, Senate presses ahead with development bill
Leominster Champion / Posted 18 days ago
practical to be able to create the affordable housing that we know that we need," he said. Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka said that the committee had taken the unusual step of sharing a draft of the bill with every senator more than a... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Over objections, Mass. Senate presses ahead with development billpractical to be able to create the affordable housing that we know that we need
Over objections, Mass. Senate presses ahead with development bill
Lowell Sun / Posted 18 days ago
practical to be able to create the affordable housing that we know that we need," he said. Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka said that the committee had taken the unusual step of sharing a draft of the bill with every senator more than a... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Tax haul woes spur summit, as questions swirl around state budgetsRevenue Commissioner Michael Heffernan with House Ways and Means Chairman Brian
Tax haul woes spur summit, as questions swirl around state budgets
WWLP Springfield / Posted 21 days ago
Revenue Commissioner Michael Heffernan with House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey, Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka, Northeastern University economist Alan Clayton-Matthews and representatives from the Massachusetts Taxpayers... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Panel of lawmakers to decide final state budgetof spending and neither would raise taxes. But there are also numerous disagree
Panel of lawmakers to decide final state budget
Lowell Sun / Posted 22 days ago
of spending and neither would raise taxes. But there are also numerous disagreements to be resolved before July 1. Sen. Karen Spilka of Ashland and Rep. Brian Dempsey of Haverhill, Democrats who chair the Ways and Means Committees in their... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Panel of lawmakers to decide final state budgetof spending and neither would raise taxes. But there are also numerous disagree
Panel of lawmakers to decide final state budget
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 22 days ago
of spending and neither would raise taxes. But there are also numerous disagreements to be resolved before July 1. Sen. Karen Spilka of Ashland and Rep. Brian Dempsey of Haverhill, Democrats who chair the Ways and Means Committees in their... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Panel of lawmakers to decide final state budgetof spending and neither would raise taxes. But there are also numerous disagree
Panel of lawmakers to decide final state budget
WWLP Springfield / Posted 22 days ago
of spending and neither would raise taxes. But there are also numerous disagreements to be resolved before July 1. Sen. Karen Spilka of Ashland and Rep. Brian Dempsey of Haverhill, Democrats who chair the Ways and Means Committees in their... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
House, Senate to meet to draft final state budget proposaland communities with the tools they need to overcome adversity, adapt to econom
House, Senate to meet to draft final state budget proposal
WWLP Springfield / Posted 30 days ago
and communities with the tools they need to overcome adversity, adapt to economic uncertainty and remain strong,” said Sen. Karen Spilka, an Ashland Democrat who chairs the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. Attached to the Senate plan is a number... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Senate reverses course, backs spending on police vestsThursday evening, the Senate voted 17-20 to reject a Republican-sponsored amend
Senate reverses course, backs spending on police vests
Lowell Sun / Posted a month ago
Thursday evening, the Senate voted 17-20 to reject a Republican-sponsored amendment after Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka said bulletproof vests were already funded through a different source. Then, in the final hour before passing a... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Senate’s testy debate on police vests extends to social mediaThursday evening, the Senate voted 17-20 to reject a Republican-sponsored amend
Senate’s testy debate on police vests extends to social media
WWLP Springfield / Posted a month ago
Thursday evening, the Senate voted 17-20 to reject a Republican-sponsored amendment after Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka said bulletproof vests were already funded through a different source. Then, in the final hour before passing a... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Senate reverses course, backs spending on police vestsThursday evening, the Senate voted 17-20 to reject a Republican-sponsored amend
Senate reverses course, backs spending on police vests
Lowell Sun / Posted a month ago
Thursday evening, the Senate voted 17-20 to reject a Republican-sponsored amendment after Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka said bulletproof vests were already funded through a different source. Then, in the final hour before passing a... Read more
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The Herald News
Mass. Senate passes $39.5 billion budgetweek we made additional investments in our shared priorities for an even strong
Mass. Senate passes $39.5 billion budget
The Herald News / Posted 1 months ago
week we made additional investments in our shared priorities for an even stronger budget," Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka said ahead of the vote. According to her office, the new bottom line on the bill is $39.558 billion. The House... Read more
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WBUR Boston
Senate Passes $39.5 Billion Budgetweek we made additional investments in our shared priorities for an even strong
Senate Passes $39.5 Billion Budget
WBUR Boston / Posted 1 months ago
week we made additional investments in our shared priorities for an even stronger budget,” Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka said ahead of the vote. According to her office, the new bottom line on the bill is $39.558 billion. The House... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
State Senate passes nearly $40B budgetbudget that invests heavily in education and local aid, and funnels millions in
State Senate passes nearly $40B budget
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 1 months ago
budget that invests heavily in education and local aid, and funnels millions into the state's opioid abuse crisis. Sen. Karen Spilka, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, says the budget passed late Thursday "reinforces our... Read more

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